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by Arnold Jago in Australia, Education, Faith, Modern Church, Money, Politics, Youth

The ALP plans to corner the Catholic vote by offering Catholics what they want most.
What do Catholics want most?
Mr Shorten thinks they most want money.
An extra $250 million for Catholic schools should do the trick.
The Catholic church’s founder, Jesus Christ, said it is impossible to worship both God and money….
Has his church now made that decision and opted for the money?
Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, insisted that no school run by her Order would ever accept government money.
But times have changed.
A literally Catholic school would cost little to run — its staff of priests, brothers and nuns requiring no pay.
If the church can’t generate recruits for the religious life they will lack the personnel to teach the gospel.
Arguably they would lack a gospel to teach.
By accepting government money, do you not, of necessity, accept a curriculum of government-sponsored paganism, including cultic gender-theory and lowest-denominator pseudo-tolerance?

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MICHAEL McCORMACK, POLITICIAN: learning the art of compromise in a hurry

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, History, Politics

Michael McCormack, new Nationals Party Leader — back in 1993 while editor of the Wagga Wagga Advertiser – wrote blaming homosexuality for AIDS and calling homosexual acts “sordid behaviour”.
Complaints made to the Australian Press Council were not upheld.
Mr McCormack subsequently wrote another editorial apologising for the first one.
He has, in fact, apologised repeatedly.
In 2017, he said he has “grown and learnt not only to tolerate, but to accept all people regardless of their sexual orientation….”
In parliament he recently voted Yes for same-sex marriage.
For the rest of his career, won’t this man be blackmailed into reciting his back-down over and over?
Poor Mr McCormack – hardly a day in the job, already a lame duck – puppet-like leader of the leftovers of the remains of a values-free ex-party.


BROAD VS. JOYCE: a question of character?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, Politics

Mr Andrew Broad MP has called on Barnaby Joyce to “bench himself”.
Because “when character is lost, all is lost” (he was quoting Billy Graham)
Everyone knows there are many adulterous characters in our parliaments.
In what way is Mr Joyce different?
Well he could have had the baby quietly killed (aborted) a few months ago, but he didn’t….
Let’s admire him for that — not for everything has done, but for having the character to get that supremely important decision right.
What about Mr Broad’s “character”?
After months and years of posturing as a defender of Traditional marriage, he voted Yes in parliament for the same-sex bill.
He recently (re-)tweeted that he himself should be National Party leader.
But does he have the necessary character?



by Arnold Jago in Family, Lifestyle, Politics, Recent Developments

The other day, the island nation of Bermuda became the world’s first country to abolish same-sex marriage — one year after having legalised it.
Bermuda’s Governor, John Rankin, has now signed into law a bill reversing a 2017 Supreme Court ruling.
That ruling had been made despite a referendum in which Bermudian voters rejected same-sex marriage.
Bermuda has led the way — re-affirming that natural marriage is a one-man-one-woman union.
Same-sex marriage is neither inevitable nor irreversible.
Australia, for example, can reverse its current position any time.
Bermuda, population 60,000 is a cluster of 138 islands — 8 of them joined by bridges — in the North Atlantic Ocean 800km east of the United States.


BATMAN BY-ELECTION: what about Kevin Bailey? Kevin who? some lateral thinking needed

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Politics

The Batman federal electorate in Melbourne’s north faces a by-election on March 17.
For generations Batman was a safe Labor seat. Not now.
In 2016, the Greens managed 36% of the primary vote.
Labor’s David Feeney scraped home on (mainly Liberal) preferences.
This time there will be no Liberal candidate. The Greens could win.
Interestingly, the Australian Conservatives Party has a candidate, Kevin Bailey AM.
An ex-SAS soldier, Mr. Bailey was Honorary Consul General for East Timor from 2002 to 2013, a Herald Sun columnist for 11 years and has hosted radio talkback programs. He is also an un-embarrassed Christian.
He seems a better prospective MP than anyone Labor or the Greens can offer.
Perhaps also better suited to be Prime Minister than our present one.
That may have to wait.
Meanwhile, let’s hope Batman voters are smart enough to at least get him into parliament.


YOUNG HOPEFUL, YOUNG MUM, SURPRISED DAD: pray to God that all will turn out fairly happy.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Politics

Australia’s most newsworthy unborn baby is having consequences in both private lives and in the political sphere.
Both good news and bad news.
The best news is that the child wasn’t aborted — a huge plus.
Dare we hope the mum will now decide to be a full-time mum?
Forget the job for a while.
Concentrate on feeding, cuddles etc.
Nobody is ever quite indispensable in the world of politics.
To this new citizen, his or her mum is absolutely indispensable.
Let’s wish this new mother all the best in the great responsibility and privilege that life has dropped in her lap.